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Gundotra: It Will Take Several More Years To Complete Our True Vision For Google+ Gundotra: It Will Take Several More Years To Complete Our True Vision For Google+

Everybody knows that (like most web products) Google+ is an ongoing effort that is not complete. According to Google, it will be “several years” until the vision is really fulfilled. Google’s Vic Gundotra participated in a Hangout with Norwegian social …

Google Launches Google+ Sign-In, Calls “Frictionless” Sharing Spammy Google Launches Google+ Sign-In, Calls “Frictionless” Sharing Spammy

Google announced the launch of Google+ sign-in, an addition to the Google+ platform, which will enable users of various sites and apps new ways to share with Google+. Launch partners include: Banjo, BeautyFish, Fancy, Fibit, Flixster, The Guardian, OpenTable, Shazam, …

Google Takeout Adds Blogger, Google+ Pages Google Takeout Adds Blogger, Google+ Pages

Google announced the other day that it has added Blogger and Google+ Pages to Google Takeout, meaning that users can more easily export their data out of these services if they would like to leave. Kári Ragnarsson from Google’s The …

Google Updates Spam Detection For Reviews, Warns SEOs Google Updates Spam Detection For Reviews, Warns SEOs
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Google announced that it has made some improvements to its spam detection algorithms that increased the number of reviews that appear on some Google+ Local pages. Do you think things have gotten better? Let us know in the comments. Google’s …

President Obama To Do A Google+ Hangout On Thursday President Obama To Do A Google+ Hangout On Thursday
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Members of the Obama administration have been regularly talking in Google+ Hangouts in recent weeks, and this week, President Obama himself will participate in one. The hangout will come two days after Obama delivers the State of the Union address …

White House Posts Another Google+ Hangout (This Time On Immigration Reform) White House Posts Another Google+ Hangout (This Time On Immigration Reform)

Members of President Obama’s administration have been participating in a series of “fireside hangouts” on Google+. Vice President Joe Biden recently discussed gun violence in one, for example. On Thursday, Cecilia Muñoz, the Director of the White House Domestic Policy …

Joe Biden To Talk About Guns On Google+ Thursday Joe Biden To Talk About Guns On Google+ Thursday

Vice President Joe Biden will be stopping by Google+ to participate in a hangout, and discuss gun violence on Thursday at 1:45 PM Eastern. According to Google, Biden will hangout for 30 minutes, and discuss the White House policy recommendations …

Google+ Hits iOS In 48 New Countries And Territories Google+ Hits iOS In 48 New Countries And Territories

In a move that should only help Google’s impressive social network growth, the company announced today (via Google+ update) that Google+ is now available for iOS in 48 new countries and territories. Google’s Vic Gundotra shared a post by Googler …

Shouldn’t Google Be Pushing Google+ On Its Users? Shouldn’t Google Be Pushing Google+ On Its Users?
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Google, who just officially came away from a major antitrust investigation unscathed, is now drawing some criticism in the press over its “requiring” of people to use Google+, or rather having a profile when they sign up for various services …

Google Adds New Photo Sharing Options For Google+ Local Google Adds New Photo Sharing Options For Google+ Local

Google announced the launch of a new Google+ Local feature in a Google+ post last night. Now, when you upload a picture of a place or of food you ordered at a restaurant, you can easily share it with friends, …

Google+ Hangouts On Air Now Default To Full Screen For Single Person Broadcasts Google+ Hangouts On Air Now Default To Full Screen For Single Person Broadcasts

Google announced in a Google+ post that Hangouts on Air broadcasts will now default to full screen when there is only one participant visible in the broadcast. Dori Storbeck announced the news with the Google+ Help account (via TechCrunch): Google+ …

James Cameron Will Soon Answer Your Questions On Google+
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National Geographic announced today that James Cameron, Jane Goodall, and Robert Ballard will participate in a Google+ Hangout on Sunday to answer questions from people around the world abou their studies and endeavors. While many know Cameron for his classic …

Google+ Gets Photo Zooming, Panning [#googleplusupdate] Google+ Gets Photo Zooming, Panning [#googleplusupdate]

Google has launched the ability to pan and zoom when viewing photos on Google+ from your desktop. To do so, simply open a large photo in the lightbox, then zoom in/out with your mouse wheel, and click and drag to …

Google Really Wants You To Be Signed In Google Really Wants You To Be Signed In
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So, you know how Google keeps “forcing” Google+ on all of its users? It comes along with being signed into Google. It’s the social part of your Google experience, which stems from your Google identity. Google+ is Google, and if …

Google Is Letting Anonymous Users Review Businesses Google Is Letting Anonymous Users Review Businesses
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Online reviews are a hot button issue right now, particularly as one case involving Yelp reviews has attracted some media attention. You can read about that here. Basically, a woman was sued for defaming remarks, as she claimed in reviews …

Before There Was Bugdroid, These Terrifying Creatures Were Proposed As Android Mascots Before There Was Bugdroid, These Terrifying Creatures Were Proposed As Android Mascots

Most Android fans know and love Bugdroid, the adorable mascot of the brand. Even if you’re an Apple or Windows Phone fan, you can’t deny the little guy has a charm that’s unmatched in the mobile industry. The funny thing …

Here’s How Your Brand Can Get More Out Of Google+ Here’s How Your Brand Can Get More Out Of Google+
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Google recently posted a webinar to YouTube to help brands make more of their Google+ experiences. Here’s the video description: We’ve seen many brands engage with Google+ users, in fact, brands created over 1 million pages in just a few …

This Meebo Bar Could Be Huge For Google+ This Meebo Bar Could Be Huge For Google+
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As previously reported, some sites have been spotted using the new Google Plus-ified version of the Meebo bar. Google acquired Meebo earlier this year, and the bar was the only product from Meebo kept alive. It is now clear to …

Google Launches Special Holiday Hangout Features Google Launches Special Holiday Hangout Features

Google is encouraging people to use Google+ Hangouts during the holidays, and has partnered with the creators of Wallace and Gromit to offer special invitations builders and a holiday effects app. If you go here, you can schedule a holiday …

Google+ Community Managers Can Now Easily Add Moderators Google+ Community Managers Can Now Easily Add Moderators
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Earlier this month, Google launched a new Communities feature for Google+. It’s basically the Google+ answer to Facebook Groups. Google has now added a new feature that will let community managers easily add moderators. Google’s Brian Glick explains in a …

The Meebo Bar Is Now A Google+ Tool The Meebo Bar Is Now A Google+ Tool

Earlier this year, Google acquired Meebo, which let users “create an interest profile to get new and timely information about the things that matter most” to them. The company’s other products shut down, but its flagship Meebo Bar stuck around. …